Pam Hogg ‘Lost on the Highway’ T-shirt
Pam Hogg’s Lost on the Highway, 2023, a unique print and T-shirt specially conceived for ‘Lost Girls’. These slick torsos of women in what could be hooded, black PVC catsuits, have pointed breasts and cinched-in waists. Their lipsticked mouths emit coloured-cone beams that could be megaphones or transmissions of speech as in Alexander Rodchenko’s iconic 1924 photomontage literacy poster.
Hogg’s language is equally strong and graphic – a reflection of her talents in multiple arenas, including music and scriptwriting, that deal with systems of communication. Like creatures from one of her renowned, sci-fi inspired fashion collections, Hogg’s women could be the feminist riposte to Allen Jones’ notorious women-as-furniture sculptures.
They have risen up, and are calling out to one another, forming their own infallible network to guide the lost back to safety.